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Ascott Signs New Citadines in China

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Ascott has signed a contract to manage the Citadines Xian Xingqing Palace, its third serviced residence in Xian, China. Ascott's two other serviced residences in Xian are Citadines Xian Central, which is currently operational and the Citadines Xian Gaoxin which is due to open in 2010.

Citadines Xian Xingqing Palace sits in the heart of Xian in the Beilin district near Xingqing Palace Park, a popular tourist attraction built on the ruins of the palace dating back to the Tang dynasty. Located just 100 metres away from renowned Xian Jiaotong University, Citadines Xian Xingqing Palace is poised to attract visiting academics, exchange students and participants who take part in the 200 academic meetings and forums the university organises annually.

Mr Lee Chee Koon, Ascotts Managing Director for North Asia, said, As one of the oldest cities in Chinese history, Xian has long been a centre of influence in Chinas central-west region. Chinas strong commitment towards developing the western regions has attracted more and more foreign companies and research centres to establish themselves in Xian. The increasing international presence has brought about more business travellers and along with Xians strong tourism base, demand for quality accommodation in the city is growing. As the largest international serviced residence operator in China, Ascott is happy to extend our world class and award-winning hospitality services to more travellers and guests in Xian.

Citadines Xian Xingqing Palace will offer 160 studio apartments, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, an en-suite bathroom and a separate work area. Residents can also enjoy amenities like a swimming pool and a gymnasium. The property is slated to open in 2011.

With Citadines Xian Xingqing Palace, Ascotts portfolio in China increases to 5,000 units across 26 properties in 12 cities. These are spread across Beijing, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xian and Hong Kong.

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